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The Full List of Canadian Record Stores Celebrating Record Store Day Black Friday 2024

There are exclusive records from bands like BadBadNotGood and Joni Mitchell and deals at brick-and-mortar record shops from Toronto to Quebec City to Whitehorse.

Sonic Boom in Toronto

Sonic Boom in Toronto

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Black Friday might be tied to American Thanksgiving, but it's becoming a major thing here in Canada, especially for record lovers. Record Store Day (RSD) now uses Black Friday as its second big date of the year, offering exclusive records for music lovers at brick-and-mortar record shops across Canada . As the day inches closer on Nov. 24, the official list of stores participating has been released, which includes many in Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Halifax and more.

Exclusive releases include Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark Demos, Turnstile and BadBadNotGood's collaborative EP New Heart Designs and Nas’s I Am… The Autobiography. Anniversary reissues include Willie Nelson’s Shotgun Willie (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition), War’s World Is A Ghetto (50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) and The Chronic (30-Year Anniversary Edition) by Dr. Dre. Not every store will have every release, so it's best to call ahead to see what each store is stocking. But the list has a lot to excite most collectors.


It even goes behind permanent record stores to record labels. Toronto indie label Dine Alone Records is hosting a Black Friday event at its Dine Alone Store at 864 Eastern Ave., which includes exclusives like Say Anything’s Baseball on Hot Pink vinyl, Moneen's Are We Really Happy with Who We Are Right Now Cloud vinyl and "warehouse finds" vinyl including titles from City and Colour, The Dirty Nil and Counterparts.

Here is the official list of RSD Black Friday participating stores in major cities across Canada:


Pandemonium Books & Music

Dead Dog Records


High Notes Coffee + Vinyl

Emissions Records Shop

Shortstack Records

Rotate This

Breathless Vinyl

Sonic Boom

Kops Records (Queen St.)

Kops Records (Danforth Ave.)

Pop Music

Dine Alone Records


Odyssey Records & Cinema

Grooves Records


GoingThruVinyl Records

Dr. Disc Records


The Odds & Sods Shoppe


The Record Centre



Beatrick Music

Freeson Rock

Atom Heart

Quebec City

CD Melomane

Bouquinerie Rock’n livre

Le Knock-Out!


Obsolete Records

Taz Records


Argy’s Records & Entertainment Shop

Into The Music

Into The Music Ltd.

The Winnipeg Record & Tape Co.


McNally Robinson Booksellers

The Vinyl Exchange


X-Ray Records


Triple J’s Collective


Revolver - Mill Woods Towne Centre

The Gramophone Inc

Freecloud Records

Sacks Thrift Ave.

Listen Records


Sloth Records

Melofiya Records

Classic Replay



Dandelion Records

Neptoon Records

Beat Street

Zulu Records

The full list of participating stores and exclusive deals can be found here.

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